Calamintha

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Calamintha creates a serene, inviting space with clouds of tiny white blossoms and dense, finely textured foliage that releases a rejuvenating minty fragrance. Flowering from early summer until fall, Calamintha attracts a host of pollinators. Drought tolerant plants spread gently and will drape over the edges of containers and rock walls, softening hard edges as a lovely filler, edging plant, or groundcover. 2021 Perennial Plant of the Year. (Calamintha nepeta)
Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
bee-friendly
Bee Friendly
attract-butterflies
Attract Butterflies
attract-hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
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Groundcover
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Easy To Grow
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Good For Cut Flowers
fragrant
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
containers
Good For Containers
deer-resistant
Deer Resistant
Light Requirements
full-sun
Full Sun
Mature Height 12-18" tall , 12-24" wide
Bloom TimeEarly summer to early fall
Item Package SizePlant - 3" Pot
SKUAM018898

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information
2021 Perennial Plant of the Year! Forming a dense, spreading mound of tiny leaves with pretty white blooms, Calamintha offers a cooing foil for more vibrant-hued flowers and blends beautifully with pastel blooms a serene, rejuvenating garden. Allow the plants to drape gracefully over the edges of planters, rock walls, and retaining walls to soften the look. An ideal plant for the herb garden, Calamintha has fragrant foliage that releases a sweet minty scent with herbaceous and fruity undertones when the leaves are brushed against or crushed. Easy to grow, reliable, and versatile, Calamintha is ideal for edging walkways, and it makes a lovely, pollinator-friendly, no-mow ground cover. Also known as Lesser Calamint, this versatile plant is deer resistant and an attractive filler in cut flower arrangements. Plant in full sun and well-drained soil. Hardy in zones 5-7, it appreciates afternoon shade in hot-summer regions.
More Information
SKUAM018898
Item Package Size
Plant - 3" Pot
Common Name
Lesser Catmint
Botanical Name
Clinopodium nepeta, calamintha nepeta
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
White
Mature Height
12-18" tall
Mature Spread
12-24" wide
Bloom Time
Early summer to early fall
Planting Depth
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As
Potted Plant
Foliage
Ovate grey-green foliage.
Soil Type
Average Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Well Draining
Tolerates
Dry Sites
Advantages
Bee Friendly, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Groundcover, Easy To Grow, Good For Cut Flowers, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good For Containers, Deer Resistant
Additional Information
Perennial Plant of the Year 2021.
Ideal Region
Northeast, Midwest, West
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
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